Architecture Library

This library supports teaching and research in the areas of architecture and design, history and theory of architecture, professional practice, urban studies and planning, urban and environmental design, and urban history.

Website Architecture Building (609) 258-3256 Floorplans

Center for Digital Humanities

The Center for Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary research center and academic unit within the Princeton University Library. At the CDH we embrace an inclusive understanding of DH that respects and investigates the myriad ways digital methods and technologies are opening new avenues for research into the human experience, past and present.

Website Firestone Library

East Asian Library

The East Asian Library collects materials in practically all subjects in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, as well as works on Chinese, Japanese and Korean linguistics and literatures in Western languages. Although the Gest Library was originally begun with the acquisition of many rare books, today it is the working collection that supports all kinds of research done in the Department and Program of East Asian Studies.

Website Frist Campus Center (609) 258-3182 Floorplans

Engineering Library

This library supports teaching and research in all engineering disciplines, including energy and environment and computer science.

Website Lewis Library (609) 258-3200 Floorplans

Firestone Library

This library serves as the main library on campus and assumes primary responsibility for humanities and social sciences collections and specialized research support services.

Website Firestone Library (609) 258-4820 Floorplans

Lewis Science Library

This library supports teaching and research in Astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, and Psychology, and includes the Map and Geospatial Information Center.

Website Lewis Library (609) 258-6004 Floorplans

Marquand Art Library

Marquand is one of the oldest and most extensive art libraries in America. The collection of some 500,000 volumes covers world art and architecture from antiquity to the present, and includes distinguished rare book holdings. For the next three to five years, McCormick Hall will be undergoing renovation for construction of the new Princeton University Art Museum. Marquand Library’s physical collections are currently available only by advanced request via the library catalog for consultation in two temporary reading rooms in Firestone Library, C Floor. 

Website Firestone Library (609) 258-3783; Scribner: (609) 258-8146

Mendel Music Library

The Mendel Music Library holds books, scores, microfilms, and sound and video recordings focused on all aspects of classical, popular, and world music, jazz, and dance, and offers playing and viewing equipment for all media formats.

Website Woolworth Center (609) 258-3230 Floorplans

Mudd Manuscript Library

This library houses both the Public Policy Papers collection and the Princeton University Archives, which documents the history of the University, including the activities of students, faculty, alumni, and trustees.

Website Mudd Library (609) 258-6345


This library is a high-density, environmentally-controlled shelving facility jointly owned and operated by Princeton, Columbia, Harvard, and New York Public Library.

Website ReCAP (609) 258-3388

Special Collections

The Department of Special Collections is one of the premier repositories of its kind. Its holdings span five millennia and five continents, and include around 400,000 rare or significant printed works; 30,000 linear feet of textual materials, ranging from cuneiform tablets to contemporary manuscripts; a wealth of prints, drawings, photographs, maps, coins, and other visual materials; the Cotsen Children's Library; and the Princeton University Archives. The recently-gifted Scheide Library is also associated with the Department.

Website Firestone Library (609) 258-3184

Stokes Library

This library maintains course reserve readings for the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs; a core set of journals and reference materials for public and international affairs; and the renowned Ansley J. Coale Population Research Collection.

Website Wallace Hall (609) 258-5455 Floorplans

Video Services

This library houses videos put on reserve by faculty for their classes. Multi-region DVD, VHS and Blu-Ray viewing equipment are available along with other a/v-related services. A new electronic film room/collaboration area is also available for use by faculty, staff and students.

Website Firestone Library